The Club is hosting our second Open Time Trial of 2015 on Saturday 9th May. First rider is off at 2pm so this is not one of those events with an early start time! As event organiser I am seeking some volunteers from our membership to help out on the afternoon of the event. To complicate matters I am away for the week before the event so I would like to go away knowing that I have a full compliment of helpers. The following positions are still required to be filled:
The event HQ is Woodbridge Park Golf Club on the Brinkworth road. The Time Trial will start at 2pm The last rider will set off at circa 3.30pm (assuming a full field) and all riders should have finished by about 4pm
If you can spare a few hours on the afternoon of 9 May, please get in touch as soon as possible by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use my contact form on the club website or even ring 07792 372 309. Many thanks in anticipation!
All volunteers will receive free refreshments at the end of the ride!
HQ Co-ord/Signing On
Ensure that riders sign on, read the latest course Risk Assessement and collect the correct race number. Also looks after the safety pins which as we all know is a very important task.
This role can almost be achieved with a megaphone as the finish is 200 yds from the HQ but it might be better if we had a runner / rider to collect results as they come in order that the finish results can be compiled in “live time”.
The Pusher Off should have hand – eye co-ordination with a sense of balance to hold up racers so they can clip in and set off as their time is called.
The Start Official will be required to attend the start of the Time Trial with the start timekeeper (Mike Hallgarth) and pusher-off, keep the start area free from obstruction and resolve any last minute issues. It would be a good opportunity for any members who are interested in learning a little more about the pusher-off or start timekeeper roles.
As a 10 mile event with a turn at a roundabout this event only needs 3 marshals to stand at each exit / entrance. The purpose of marshals is to indicate to the riders the route to be taken (i.e. not to direct traffic!). Each marshal will be provided with a fluorescent jacket on the day together with brief instructions. The roundabout is the one at Royal Wootton Basset.
The Traffic Counter is required to take a note of the amount of traffic passing at a certain point on the course. A pencil and official recording form will be supplied. Instructions are simple and can be given on the day!
If you would like to make a cake (or 2) for the event that would be much appreciated. You will be reimbursed for the cost of ingredients! Please let me know though or else I will be heading for that supermarket chocolate.
Kitchen Staff – Not needed for this one as we are using Woodbridge Golf Course Club House and they will do the drinks!